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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pope attacks global economy for worshipping 'god of money'

Prophecy Sign:  The future False Prophet


For a man who didn't want the job of being the Pope, Francis certainly has settled right in to his new position.  In addition, his recent and many proclamations are making him a star in the eyes of the world, (and looking very much like the future False Prophet of bible prophecy).  Here is a summary of some of his most recent topics of discourse:

- Derided the current global economic system, (capitalism vs socialism?)
- Derided the lack of respect for migrants and refugees. (advocates open borders?)
- Indicated respect for Islam and how the two religions, (Christianity and Islam), should build a world of "peace and justice", (the one world government?)
- Deriding the churches long held obsession with divorce, gays, contraception and abortion, (Sin?  What's that?)
- Played up the protection of the environment, (a green Pope?)
- The digital world should be used to listen, converse and encourage rather than being a verbal warrior, (internet controls?)
-  Pastors should focus less on divisive social issues, (stay away from those pesky doctrinal issues of sin)
- Atheists, (and anyone else for that matter), who do good deeds will go to heaven, (universalism)

Wow!!  Now that's a litany of pronouncements that has everybody a "twitter" and glowing with glee as they consider this new pope a "breath of fresh air".  The world loves him as he goes about preaching his ecumenical, universalism message of peace and justice.  This is exactly what the future False Prophet will do as he will build a global false religious system, (speaking as a lamb), that will encompass all current religions of the world. This system will then point the world, (speaking as a dragon), to the worship of the Antichrist,

Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. Revelation 13:11-12 NIV

Pope attacks global economy for worshipping 'god of money'
Pope Francis made one of his strongest attacks on the global economic system on Sunday, saying it could no longer be based on a "god called money" and urged the unemployed to fight for work. Francis, at the start of a day-long trip to the Sardinian capital, Cagliari, put aside his prepared text at a meeting with unemployed workers, including miners in hard hats who told him of their situation, and improvised for nearly 20 minutes. "I find suffering here ... It weakens you and robs you of hope," he said. "Excuse me if I use strong words, but where there is no work there is no dignity."

Pope defends immigrant rights, denounces 'slave labor'
Pope Francis urged countries on Tuesday to welcome and respect migrants and refugees and not treat them as "pawns on the chessboard of humanity".  Francis, who has made the defense of the poor and vulnerable a cornerstone of his papacy, said in a message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees that there should be a change in attitude on the part of host countries.  "Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity," he said in the message, which is sent to government and international institutions such as the United Nations.

Pope expresses good will to Muslims in letter to Sunni imam
Pope Francis has indicated respect “for Islam and Muslims” in a letter to the head of the main cultural institution of Sunni Islam, marking the end of Ramadan. Ahmed el-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar University, perhaps the highest authority in Sunni thought, received the Pope’s letter at the hands of Archbishop Jean-Paul Gobel, apostolic nuncio to Egypt, on Sept. 17, Fides News Agency reported. A statement from the Cairo-based university said that the Holy Father’s letter expressed hope in the attempt to further “understanding among Christians and Muslims in the world” and “to build peace and justice.”

Pope seeks easing of rigid Catholic doctrine
Pope Francis has urged a break with the Catholic Church's harsh "obsession" with divorce, gays, contraception and abortion, in an interview signalling a dramatic shift in the Vatican's tone. The Argentine pope has brought a series of fresh perspectives to the notoriously rigid Church since his election in March, and his latest remarks on some of its key doctrines sent shock waves around the world. "Revolutionary words", remarked Italy's biggest newspaper Corriere della Sera on Friday, while the International Herald Tribune's front page headline read: "Bluntly, Pope pushes shift in church."
http://news.yahoo.com/pope-seeks-historic-easing-rigid-catholic-doctrine-171154148.html

Pope returns to social Gospel, stressing jobs and ecology
On his second Italian trip outside Rome, Pope Francis today visited the island of Sardinia, reinforcing his image as a pope of the social gospel by stressing the importance of jobs and environmental protection. "If there's to be authentic promotion of the person, work has to be guaranteed," the pope said, insisting that work and human dignity are closely intertwined. The pope also stressed ecological sensitivity, a special concern in places such as Sardinia that rely on tourism and agriculture as the prime motors of economic life. The pope argued that one area in which societies ought to be investing in job creation is precisely in eco-friendly enterprises.
http://ncronline.org/print/blogs/francis-chronicles/pope-returns-social-gospel-stressing-jobs-and-ecology

Pope: Digital domain needs loving dialogue, not spiritual engineers
Helping the church get the Gospel message out to the digital world depends more on a loving passion for reaching out to others than being tech savvy or a verbal warrior, Pope Francis told Catholic communicators. In a world of rapidly changing methods of communication, "the issues are not principally technological," the pope said. He said it is important "to know how to dialogue and, with discernment, to use modern technologies and social networks in such a way as to reveal a presence that listens, converses and encourages."
http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1304014.htm

"Atheists will go to heaven" - Pope
Although the Pope is not quite sure whether gays are good or bad, he's more certain that atheists will go to heaven if they do good deeds.  Sweet of him to say, and he adds, "Who am I to judge." The Pope bases his assertion on the following premise: "If he is not one of us, he cannot do good. If he is not of our party, he cannot do good." He explained that Jesus corrected them, "Do not hinder him, he says, let him do good." 

Catholics support Pope Francis' liberal stance on contraceptives, homosexuality
Catholics around the world are reacting mostly positively to Pope Francis' recent remarks that the church has become too focused on "small-minded rules'' on hot-button issues like homosexuality, abortion and contraceptives. At Masses over the weekend, the faithful reflected on how they believe Francis' comments would impact the Catholic Church. The pope said on Thursday that pastors should focus less on divisive social issues and should emphasise compassion over condemnation.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/catholics-support-pope-francis-liberal-stance-on-contraceptives-homosexuality/story-fni0xs61-1226724844470


Dolan Calls Pope’s Tone on Sexual Morality a ‘Breath of Fresh Air’
Three days after Pope Francis set a new tone for the Roman Catholic Church, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, the archbishop of New York, embraced the “magnificent interview” in which the pope chastised the church for its obsession with sexual morality, and called him “a breath of fresh air.” After Sunday Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Cardinal Dolan, who has himself softened his language on homosexuality in the past year, likened the pope to the Yankees’ retiring relief pitcher: “I think he’s our Mariano Rivera. He’s a great relief to all of us.”

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